Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Purex® Natural Elements® Tropical Splash~ review

Hi Gang!! As a member of Purex insiders I get the chance to test and review new products from Purex when they become available. 
The latest item i go to review was 
Purex® Natural Elements® Tropical Splash
Purex® Natural Elements® Tropical Splash offers natural fragrance extracts, providing a great scent and a formula gentle enough for sensitive skin. 

My family and I traded the detergent we were using with the Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash. 
My kiddos who are teenagers, liked the smell of their clothes when they were washed in the new Purex!
My oldest now wants all his clothes washed with the new Purex!
The detergent retails for less than $4 at your local Walmart!

disclosure~ I received a free sample and coupons to share from Purex insider. I donated my coupons to a family who needed them.

Enter to WIN the My Gym Fit & Healthy Family Sweepstake

Throughout 2013, My Gym locations across North America will celebrate thirty years of providing fitness and fun to families by offering money saving membership and class discounts, conducting a search tocrown My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family and hosting fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses.
  • Offered April 1 through June 30, the My Gym discounts include free membership to families signing on for the first time and 30% off for four weeks of classes at participating locations.
  • Also taking place April 1 through June 30, My Gym’s 30th anniversary Fit & Healthy Family Contest is a initiative designed to encourage families to demonstrate how they have made fitness a key part of their family’s lifestyle and share their own family fitness tips with families everywhere through the My Gym contest’s social media. www.facebook.com/mygymfun
  • In August, participating My Gym locations throughout the North America will open their doors for free-to-the-public 30th birthday party/open houses – My Gym style.

Open to families in North America, the My Gym Fit & Healthy Family Contest invites families with at least two members in the same household (and one member a child under the age of ten) to enter by submitting a photo of their family engaged in physical activity along with 100-200 words sharing their favorite family fitness tip(s). The photos and accompanying tips will be posted on My Gym’s Official Facebook Page for the public to vote for their favorite entry. Families receiving the most votes will become among the 30 semi-finalists from which the Grand Prize winner will be chosen. Semi-finalists will win prizes from My Gym's official cleaning sponsor BabyGanics (babyganics.com), the leading provider of household and personal care products for every touch point in a baby's life; DVD’s of the popular children’s animated series Chuggington (chuggington.com); a prestigious Recognition Certificate from the President's Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition (fitness.gov); and a specially-designed My Gym prize pack. The grand prize family will win the acclaimed sports activity toy line from Little Tikes (littletikes.com) along with a year free of My Gym classes and a birthday party
To download the discount coupon, to electronically enter the contest and for all details and rules, please visitwww.facebook.com/mygymfun

Socially Yours ~ invitations and announcements for all occasions.

Summer time is almost HERE and that's the best time to celebrate with family and friends!!
If its a graduation, birthday, new baby, wedding, or just a BBQ. 
I have JUST the site to order those one of a kind invites or announcements! 
Check out


Just look at these ADORABLE INVITES 

Baby Girl in Pink Polka Dot Bathing Suit 

This is an invitation for any fun event for baby, sun, beach or summer blast!  This adorable Socially Yours' design features a little girl sitting in a white wooden Adirondack beach chair. She is wearing a hot pink and white polka dot bathing suit, with a matching pair of pink sunglasses. Her yellow shovel and pink bucket await her. A whimsical image creates this invitation that will set the scene for a fun filled celebration that will be remembered.  From birth announcment to first birthday, from pool side party to BBQ, this is an invitation that fits the bill! 

Baby Boy Baseball birth announcement 
Celebrate your little slugger with this cute Socially Yours announcement. This flat card features an adorable barefoot baby boy sitting with a baseball bat and a pair of little white sneakers laying next to him. The boy is dressed in a cute blue and white striped outfit, with a denim blue baseball cap atop his head. The soft tone of brown coming from the background adds a classic touch to this invitation. Perfect for any event honoring that special little guy, from birth announcements to birthday celebrations!

Afternoon Stroll Couple Bridal Engagement Invitation
Get family and friends together, it's time to celebrate! Honor the engaged couple with this classic and popular Socially Yours image, a great choice for any special wedding event. Simple yet sweet, this flat card features a young couple sharing a moment together. Our young boy is dressed in an black suit and top hat,  while the little girl is dressed in a black and white tulle dress with a blue hat. The purple flowers in the garden add a touch of sweet whimsy to the image. For any wedding event from the engagement announcement to the rehearsal dinner invitations this adorable invitation is a perfect choice!

A Vintage Baby Angel in a Cloud invitation 
This sweet newborn angel is nestled in a cloud effect background.  Soft florals and a wreath on the baby's head add to the vintage look.  The very faint outline of the angel wings compliments this stunning design.  Perfect for a birth announcement, baby shower, christening or baptism invitation for a boy or girl.

Graduation Cap with Books Invitation
The tassel's worth the hassle!
This fun graduation announcement is a Socially Yours classic!  The flat brown invitation features a stack of books sitting on a white stone pillar. Laying on the top of the books is a black graduation cap. This design is perfect for any boy or girl graduation party or announcement. 

My son liked these so much that we ordered them as his graduation announcement!!
He liked that they wont look like every one else's that had ordered thru the school!!

These are just a few of the examples of what Socially Yours has available to order for your special event, there are many more to choose from!! There are florals, beach, angels~Be warned its hard to pick just one design..lol

When you order your invites from Socially Yours for your special event
use the code "Summer VIP" for a 15% discount!!

Ordering from Socially Yours is EASY! Pick the invite or announcement you like and customize it. They will arrive in as little as 7 days!!

disclosure~ this is a sponsored post

Michael Bublé ~ To Be Loved

Everyone's favorite Canadian crooner is back again, finding his harmony while making his way through the American songbook (and looking oh-so dapper in a suit)!
To Be Loved, out now, finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrisonand more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his personal life for inspiration.

To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. "You Make Me Feel So Young"   
2. "It's a Beautiful Day" 
3. "To Love Somebody"
4. "Who's Lovin You"
5. "Something Stupid" (featuring Reese Witherspoon) 
6. "Come Dance with Me"
7. "Close Your Eyes"
8. "After All" (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (with Naturally 7)
10. "To Be Loved"
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me"  
12. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. "I Got It Easy"    
14. "Young at Heart"

Links To Buy Album:

Upcoming TV Appearances:
  • Dancing With the Stars - 4/30/13
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show - 5/3/13

This is Canadian crooner Michael Buble's 7th studio album release titled 'To Be Loved'. The album (14 tracks) has great 4 new original tracks co-written by Michael Buble' himself with collaborators and 10 classic covers (his own classical interpretation of the songs and the overall sound/feel of the album is that of a wonderful and very entertaining classical orchestral sound), making it a very enjoyable CD indeed. It's certainly one of his best in my book. Originals (4 tracks) are "After All" composed by Michael Buble'(MB), Bryan Adams, Alan Chang, Steven Sater and the legendary producer Jim Vallance (it's a rocky/poppy up-tempo track featuring Canadian rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams); "Got It Easy" composed by MB, Tom Jackson & Alan Chang (this is my favourite track from the 4 originals, has a wonderful melody & vocals); "Close Your Eyes" composed by MB, Alan Chang & Jann Arden Richards and "It's A Beautiful Day" composed by MB, Amy Foster-Gillies and Alan Chang (it's a great first single from this album).

My favourites are "To Love Somebody" & "I Got It Easy". The remaining 12 tracks are good joyful and entertaining orchestral based tracks. There are no weak tracks or CD fillers.

On overall, Michael Buble' is on the roll in this new CD release 'To Be Loved', I love it to bits. A highly recommended CD for your listeling pleasure.

disclosure~I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Monday, April 29, 2013

GoodSearch now has TV ads and games

Hi gang!!
As you know, I am a BIG fan of GoodSearch.

My family and I use it daily to raise funds for a local charity named Wichita Falls Neighbors Helping Neighbors. WFNHN is a Christmas charity that provides wishes and small gifts to children in our area to have a brighter Holiday..
What is GoodSearch?

 GoodSearch.com will donate a penny to Wichita Falls Neighbors Helping Neighbors  every time you do a search! It costs you nothing but a second to search!
GoodSearch now has TV ads, each ad you watch will earn your charity 2 cents!!

There are also now games that you can play to support your charity, for every 3 games you play your charity will earn 1 cent!!

Please bookmark and support WFNHN with a search, game or TV ad.

After you support WFNHN with a search, ad or game please feel free to support a charity that is close to your heart there are 1,000's of charities and schools listed!

Thanks bunches
so far this year WFNHN has raised $2.03!! WOOHOO

All My Children & One Life to Live are back and better than ever!

The shows will premiere on Hulu starting at midnight on Monday, April 29th and will also be available on Hulu+ and iTunes for on-the-go viewing.

Show synopsis
All My Children revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly forty years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever!

Plot outline
Since 1970, the residents of All My Children's Pine Valley, PA -- including its most famous citizen, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) have seen their fair share of scandalous hookups, feuds, and devastating murders. Pine Valley luminaries include resident hero Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), Fusion Cosmetics maven Greenlee du Pres (Rebecca Budig), perpetual troublemaker David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry), funnyman Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight), and the unforgettable romantic duo of Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams).

All My Children actors include returning actors include Debbie Morgan as Dr Angie Hubbard, Julie Barr as Brooke English,Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster, Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler, Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery, Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald, Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler, Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery, Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney, Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin, David Canary as Adam Chandler, Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre, and Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson will be returning once the soap moves online.


One Life to Live

Show synopsis
One Life to Live follows the complicated lives of three main families: the wealthy Lords, the powerful Buchanans and the strong-willed Cramers. The quiet simplicity of small town living is often interrupted by the drama between them yet despite the struggles, strong family bonds keep them united.

Plot outline
The good people of Llanview, Pennsylvania, lead complicated lives. In a town of questionable marriage ethics, teenagers grow up fast and fall in love quickly. The quiet simplicity of small-town living on the Llantano River is frequently upset by an over-abundance of multiple personalities who disturb the peace. Despite the jealousy, betrayal, and occasional baby-swapping, Llanview is where the Buchanan, Lord, and Cramer families struggle to retain the strong family ties that have always united them.

One Life to Live actors include Corbin Bleu as Jeffery King as well as returning actors Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan, Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord, Tuc Watkins as David Vickers, Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan, Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer, Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan, Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado, Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks, Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan, Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning, Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth, and Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning. Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans, Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel, and Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel.

OLTL on Hulu - www.hulu.com/one-life-to-live
30 minute episodes available each weekeday, with a recap on Friday

Disclosure: “I am participating in a campaign from One2One Network and The Online Network. I have not received payment for this post. My participation makes me eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.”

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Purex Insiders Now Accepting Applications!

Hi Purex Insiders!
I wanted to formally announce that wIth the launch of the new site, we are finally accepting new applications to join the program!
Please feel free to spread the word to those who you think would be a good fit for the program. We find that bloggers who enjoy writing about the following subjects are usually a good fit for the program:
  • Product reviews
  • Savings and giveaways
  • Family lIfestyle
  • DIY and crafts
  • Other family-friendly content

The Purex Insiders Are Expanding!
I love getting feedback from current Insiders about ways to improve the program. Implementing changes can take time, but I am listening to your suggestions!
In response to the numerous emails I have received about providing a wider variety of products and allowing bloggers in different areas of the world to join the program, I am extremely excited to announce that the Purex Insiders are growing into the following areas and I would appreciate your help trying to get the word out....

More Types of Products and Promotions
Although I know that everyone enjoys receiving products from brands like Purex, Dial, Soft Scrub and more, we will soon be able to test out new products and receive exclusive promotions from a wider variety of brands. Stay tuned for more info and sign ups coming soon!

Hispanic Bloggers!
Do you know any one who blogs in spanish or english and has a primarily hispanic readership? If so, please let them know that the Purex Insiders is going to being featuring household products that many hispanic populations will be familiar with, and we are looking for bloggers who would like to test out and review them with their readers!
If you know anyone who may be a good fit for the program, please feel free to let them know they can learn more about the program and apply HERE: http://www.purexinsiders.com/?page=Espanol

Canadian Bloggers!
We will be expanding the program from the US into Canada! This means that finally, bloggers who live in Canada can join the Purex Insiders and receive the latest products to test out and try.
If you know any bloggers who live in Canada, please feel free to let them know they can apply to join the Canadian version of the program HERE: http://www.henkelinsiders.com
The Canadian Purex Insiders will be very similar to the US version, but features a slightly different name: The Henkel Insiders.  The Henkel Insiders bloggers will receive the same household brands that the Purex Insiders have come to enjoy.
ITS FREE TO JOIN SIGN UP HERE to join Purex insiders!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

BLOGGER OPP~ Sony Cyber-shot

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 MP 30 x High Zoom GPS Digital Camera - BLACK

Blogger Opportunity

Giveaway from June 17 to  July 12

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway

We are giving away:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 MP 30 x High Zoom GPS Digital Camera - BLACK. Value $479

  • 18.2 megapixel resolution
    Sony DSC-HX200V Cyber-Shot black digital camera delivers excellent picture quality
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 29-870mm zoom lens
    Offers f/2.8 to f/5.6 aperture and features a 30x optical zoom
  • 3.0" TFT LCD display
    Enjoy easy focus selection and photo viewing
  • AVC-HD movie file format
    Record movies in 1080p Full HD format on this compact camera
  • 33 scene modes
    Provide creative options for taking eye-catching photos with accurate color
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    Reduce image blur
  • GPS and compass
    Record shot location and direction

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.

Here are the details to sign up:

-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)

-Link/ or extra links $3.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $3.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00.

-Co-Host $15.00
The co-host get 2 host page.  
10 links on the RC.
No announcement required.

Please send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com as a gift.

Any question please email me at nysavingspecials@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tyndale Rewards program

I know what you’re thinking . . . not another points program. You’re right! It’s not just another points program. The Tyndale Rewards program is designed to provide you with opportunities to get books and Bibles for zero dollars. That’s right—F. R. E. E. As a member of the Tyndale Rewards program, you’ll have access to inspiring literature, Bibles, special promotional offers, and much more.

Other member incentives include a free gift on your birthday, along with opportunities to share your personal recommendations and feedback concerning Tyndale products. The more participation you have with the program, the more points you earn—and points translate into free stuff!

The Tyndale Rewards program is a great way to get free books and Bibles that you can keep for yourself or give to friends and family. Your journey to earning free faith-based products starts here.

Sign up here!! ITS FREE sign up TODAY and get 25 bonus points!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Crayola's Big Colorful Birthday Adventure

To celebrate their 110th birthday, the 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!

How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!

disclosure~ Crayola provided the information about the Birthday Bash

Start By Jon Acuff and Giveaway

 In honor of his new book, Start, by Jon Acuff that has just been released ~We are giving away a $100 Lowes Gift Card this week!

 Everyone I know who has read Start, has loved it!
Start by Jon Acuff

It is really good at showing how you stop living an ordinary life and get your passions "unstuck". The great thing is that it could be applied to nearly ANY passion.

 To enter to win the gift card, simply click on the "Answer a Question about START" in the box below and follow the directions.

If you have a twitter account, you can even get an extra entry into the contest each day.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!

  Thanks so much to HHE for sponsoring this giveaway & post.

Look Good Feel Better #LGFBWeek

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and LGFB . This could include the LGFB providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.
At LGFB, we help women to regain their self-confidence and focus their energy not on being a cancer patient, but on becoming a cancer survivor.
How do we do this? Look Good Feel Better workshops help people with cancer to deal with the devastating outward side effects of their treatment, by teaching beauty techniques to cancer patients to help manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. Our group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 800,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 15,400 group workshops nationwide every year in more than 2,500 locations.
Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association at local, statewide, and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program.

If you know someone going thru treatments please send them to LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER.org

Friday, April 12, 2013


Looksima's mission is to make professional stylist services affordable for a wide audience. 

The company has a very unique concept: we define user's style and have professional stylists create fashion looks for different occasions. The user can then buy any of the items featured in the looks by clicking on the links provided next to the looks. The link then takes the user to our partner store selling the product online.

 Looksima offers personalized styling advice for FREE. CLICK HERE
Stop by LookSima and enter to win a $50 gift card!!


What does LOOKSIMA do?LOOKSIMA has chosen some of the world’s best stylists in order to create daily looks for you for every occasion;We personalize the service so you receive looks that suit you best;

We give you links to the stores where you can buy the entire  look or individual items that you love;
We love fashion and we want you to have fun while you find your style, choose what you want to wear and shop ‘til you drop! 

Who creates looks on LOOKSIMA?

LOOKSIMA counts with a team of the finest stylists around, who are experienced professionals in the world of fashion and love making other people feel and look beautiful. 

How often will I receive new looks?

Every day! We offer new looks for every occasion so that you can find something new and exciting for yourself every single day! 

Can I get a look created especially for me?

Of course! If you want to receive advice on what to wear for a special occasion and would like to receive a look for a specific color, shape or style, we are here for you!
We will help you look stylish and confident! We want you to love what you wear!
My review of LOOKSIMA is WOW!
After a short quiz I found out my style is 53% GIRLY
after the quiz page it take you to your "my looks" page
You can click on Todays styles and be taken right to links to purchase the items!
I find this so nice to able to see everything in one place.
The items are nice and cute!
I was looking around the styles and item for more than an hour before I realized it..lol
There was so much to see and explore!
The My Looks area changes daily ~Here you will see all looks designed by our professional stylists. Each look is created specifically for you, inspired by the latest fashion trends.

There is a style BLOG~ In this section you will find trendy articles by Looksima bloggers, people who live and breathe fashion and know all about it!

also a YES/NO ~ We have all been in a fitting room and couldn't decide to buy or not to buy. It’s good if you have a friend around to ask, but what if you don’t? Looksima is here to help!
follow LOOKSIMA via facebook and twitter.

Stop by LOOKSIMA today and check out your style and see some really cute items! You know you want to know what your style is!!
And I remind you it is FREE CLICK HERE!

disclosure~ a referral link is included in the post. This posting is part of a campaign from www.sverve.com  and www.looksima.com. I was not paid for the post.